©

Brigg trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Brigg

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Lincolnshire  /  Brigg
(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews for 4 attractions)
Things to do: parks, classes, museums
Brigg is a small market town in North Lincolnshire, England, with a population of 5,076 in 2,213 households . The town lies at the junction of the River Ancholme and east-west transport routes across northern Lincolnshire. As a formerly important local centre, the town's full name of Glanford Brigg is reflected in the surrounding area and local government district of the same name. The town's urban area includes the neighbouring hamlet of Scawby Brook.HistoryThe area of present-day Brigg has been used for thousands of years as both a crossing point of the Ancholme and for access to the river itself. Prehistoric boats of sewn–built and dugout construction have been found in the town, both dating to around 900 BC. A causeway or jetty also stood on the riverside during the late Bronze Age, although its exact use is uncertain.During the Anglo-Saxon period the area became known as Glanford. The second element of the name is not disputed, but the origin of the first element is unclear. It is possibly derived from the Old English gleam meaning joy or revelry, and thus the full word is interpreted as "ford where sports are held". Another suggestion is that the first element refers to a 'glamping' track—a walkway formed by placing interlocking planks or logs over boggy ground—and thus describes a ford crossed in this manner. A third possibility is that it means "smooth ford" although its etymology is not specified.
Use our United Kingdom (UK) trip builder to arrange your visit to Brigg and other destinations in United Kingdom (UK).
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Brigg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Brigg

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Brigg:
Historic sites, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, zoos & aquariums, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, zoos & aquariums, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Outdoors, nightlife, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, nightlife, fun & games
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Lincolnshire

15 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Lincoln BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Lincoln BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Midlands BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NIGERIA April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Grantham & Skegness BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Skegness BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News